Monday, March 13, 2017

Help Yourself - 5 (1973 uk, exceptional folk prog classic rock, 2004 release)



Formed in London in 1969, Help Yourself released four very fine albums which drew heavily on the sound of West Coast outfits like Buffalo Springfield and Quicksilver Messenger Service.

In 1973 they began recording their fifth album. However, these sessions were never completed, the album was never released, and the band split later that year.

That legendary 'lost 5th album' has been highly sought after by collectors ever since.

After the band split, Malcolm Morley joined 'Man', while the rest of his former colleagues teamed up with 'Deke Leonard's Iceberg'.

Eventually, in the winter of 2002, the original Help Yourself band members, augmented by drummer Kevin Spacey, gathered once more to finally complete their fifth album. 
Tracks
1. Light Your Way (Malcolm Morley) - 3:49
2. Cowboy Song (Martin Ace) - 6:59
3. Monkey Wrench (Dave Charles, Ken Whaley, Malcolm Morley, Richard Treece, Sean Tyla) - 1:12
4. Romance In A Tin (Malcolm Morley) - 4:35
5. Grace (Malcolm Morley) - 3:43
6. Martha (Sean Tyla) - 3:24
7. Monkey Wrench (Reprise) (Dave Charles, Ken Whaley, Malcolm Morley, Richard Treece, Sean Tyla) - 1:46
8. The Rock (Malcolm Morley) - 6:00
9. Willow (Malcolm Morley) - 3:18
10.Alley Cat (Ken Whaley, Robert Catelinet) - 5:38
11.Duneburgers (Dave Charles, Ken Whaley, Richard Treece, Sean Tyla) - 4:37

Personnel
*Deke Leonard - Guitar
*David Charles - Drums, Vocals
*Sean Tyla - Guitar
*Malcolm Morley - Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Vocals
*Kevin Spacey - Drums
*Richard Treece - Guitar
*Ken Whaley - Bass, Vocals

1971-73  Help Yourself - Reaffirmation An Anthology (2014 Remaster)  
Related Acts
1969  Man - Revelation (2009 remaster and expanded)  
1969  Man - 2 Ozs Of Plastic With A Hole In The Middle (2009 Esoteric remaster)
1971  Ernie Graham - Ernie Graham (2014 japan remaster)  

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